forest ranger


Definition of forest ranger

: an officer charged with the patrolling and guarding of a forest especially : one in charge of the management and protection of a portion of a public forest

Examples of forest ranger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Taken away by the forest ranger, the cub brothers embark on a treacherous odyssey across Canada to be reunited with one other and with Alma. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 2 Nov. 2021 Among the last holdouts is Delancey Wells, a former forest ranger who maneuvers her way into a job at the Every with the hope of tanking it from the inside. Sarah Todd, Quartz, 26 Aug. 2021 Actor portrays a forest ranger in Josh Ruben's horror-comedy. Clark Collis,, 25 June 2021 In December 1982, a forest ranger came across a car in a desolate spot near the Des Plaines River, and heard pounding coming from inside the trunk. Megan Crepeau,, 26 Apr. 2021 In the winter of 1942, on the shores of a lake high in the Himalayas, a forest ranger came across hundreds of bones and skulls, some with flesh still on them. Douglas Preston, The New Yorker, 7 Dec. 2020 An and his team set up camera traps after receiving reports from local villagers and forest rangers of the animals., 13 Nov. 2019 Last week, Victor Cooper, a former forest ranger in northern Australia, lit a wad of shaggy bark to demonstrate the type of fire that burns at temperatures low enough to avoid damage to sensitive plants that are crucial food for animals. Thomas Fuller, New York Times, 16 Jan. 2020 An and his team set up camera traps after receiving reports from local villagers and forest rangers of the animals., 13 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of forest ranger

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of forest ranger was in 1830

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10 Nov 2021

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“Forest ranger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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: a person in charge of managing and protecting part of a public forest

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